Top 5 Trends in Software Development for 2023

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The technology industry is constantly evolving, and it’s hard to predict what will happen next. But we can make educated guesses based on current trends and developments in the field. Here are our top five predictions for software development for 2023.

1. Cloud infrastructure will be more critical than ever.

Cloud infrastructure is a priority for developers. The cloud improves your infrastructure’s reliability, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility. It also enables greater collaboration between teams, faster development and deployment of applications, and on-demand scaling.

In 2023, we see the cloud becoming even more critical to software development. It will be essential for companies to make the most of their cloud infrastructure investments and continue optimizing them by measuring performance and capacity at every stage of application lifecycle management.

For example, JFrog has already started bringing the cloud into its DevOps tools mix to enable organizations to automate their processes and focus on innovation. We see this trend continuing, with the cloud becoming a critical part of software development and DevOps.

2. Low-code/no-code platforms will continue to grow in popularity.

Low-code/no-code platforms will continue to grow in popularity as they make it easier for small businesses to build applications. They’re a perfect option for entrepreneurs with limited resources who want to build mobile and web apps without hiring a developer.

These tools combine drag-and-drop interfaces with pre-built business logic to reduce the time it takes for organizations to build and manage applications over time. They will continue to become more sophisticated and improve their ability to generate code automatically based on user input.

3. IoT will drive more need for edge computing.

IoT and edge computing are closely related. IoT is a big trend in software development, and edge computing is a big trend, so it’s essential to understand the relationship between these technologies.

Edge computing could be the solution to some of the challenges of IoT. Edge computing can help with latency issues and reduce data storage requirements by allowing companies to process data at the source before sending it back to headquarters for analysis or storage.

You can expect edge computing to be a part of the IoT equation as we advance into 2023, and it will help companies keep up with the demands of this ever-growing trend.

4. Not all legacy systems are going away.

Since the dawn of time, the business has been built on the backs of legacy systems. These software applications have been around for so long that they’re considered “antiques” in the tech world. The problem is that they don’t always integrate with newer tech or replicate their functionality.

That said, there are advantages to using legacy systems: they’re tried and true and can be customized to fit your company’s needs quite easily. And since these apps have been around for so long—in some cases decades—they’ve also experienced a fair bit of user testing and optimization along the way—meaning you’ll probably get better results than if you tried to build something new yourself!

5. AI is a priority for software developers, but it won’t make them obsolete.

AI is the next big thing in software development. It will help developers automate repetitive tasks, but that doesn’t mean AI will replace them. Instead, AI will be used to develop new products and services that would otherwise be impossible for humans alone to create.

Today, you see AI in chatbots, NLP, and machine learning. But the technology is also applied to other software development areas. For example, AI can be a valuable tool for improving customer support by automating repetitive tasks and reducing errors. It’s also useful for data analysis—particularly when it comes to large datasets that are too complex for humans alone to process.

6. DevOps will continue to be a crucial part of software development.

DevOps is a set of practices that helps organizations automate and streamline the software development process. It enables developers to work more closely with operations teams to deliver features and updates faster and with fewer errors.

DevOps is especially valuable for companies that need to deliver software updates quickly, such as those in the gaming industry. It’s also a good solution for organizations struggling with the complexity of their technology stacks and who want to simplify them.

As software development becomes more complex, the need for DevOps will only grow. Companies that embrace DevOps can deliver better software faster and with fewer problems.


There’s no question that the software development industry is changing rapidly. And while some of these trends may seem new or even scary, they’re all part of an inevitable shift toward a more efficient and productive future.